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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00568
Date Filed2018-03-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Agriculture and 15 other agencies for records concerning anticipated expenditures for renovations. The agencies acknowledged the requests, but after hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
DefendantU.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
DefendantOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2018-03-141COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5373310) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Summons as to USAO, # 3 Summons as to AG, # 4 Summons as to USDA, # 5 Summons as to Commerce, # 6 Summons as to DOD, # 7 Summons as to Education, # 8 Summons as to DOE, # 9 Summons as to GSA, # 10 Summons as to HHS, # 11 Summons as to DHS, # 12 Summons as to DOI, # 13 Summons as to DOJ, # 14 Summons as to DOL, # 15 Summons as to DOT, # 16 Summons as to Treasury, # 17 Summons as to VA, # 18 Summons as to OMB, # 19 Summons as to State, # 20 Civil Cover Sheet)(Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 03/14/2018)
2018-03-142LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 03/14/2018)
2018-03-14Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zmd) (Entered: 03/14/2018)
2018-03-193SUMMONS (18) Issued Electronically as to OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
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